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What Can You Do With A Minor in Entrepreneurship?

With strategic guidance and the opportunity to receive up to $15,000 in seed funding, you can launch your business while earning your degree.  Be your own boss or elevate your competitive advantage with the entrepreneurship minor.

Below is a breakdown of nine industries where entrepreneurs are abundant and resources for further career information. Some careers may require addition skills or further education.  For more information on qualifications, jobs and career specifics consult the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 

9 INTERESTING INDUSTRIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

 

INTERNET & DATA SERVICES

 
DESCRIPTION: With the prolifieration of "Internet of Things" or connecting anything and everything to the internet from watches to fridges to coffee makers, entrepreneurs are making waves in the internet and data services industries.
 

COMPUTER SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE

 
DESCRIPTION: The creation of data products and services creates the necessity for software to manage them, make life easier, etc.  And then there's apps, games, big data analysis and use.  Software, apps and games are used everywhere and aren't going away any time soon.

CONSULTING

 
DESCRIPTION: As the economy grows, technology expands and new businesses are developed, the need for savvy business consultants also grow. With expertise in entrepreneurship and business development, you will have the opportunity to develop your own consulting firm.

 

HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY

 
DESCRIPTION: The health care industry has endless opportunities for entrepreneurs from medical devices to software and apps, from innovative new facilities to data analysis and process improvement.  
 
 

GREEN & RENEWABLE ENERGY

 
DESCRIPTION: The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that in March of 2017, wind and solar accounted for 10% of electricity generation for the first time. (1) With the rapid increase in renewable energy and the growth of the industry, new products and business are emerging rapidly and will continue the trend.

FUNDRAISING/NON-PROFIT

 
DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit organizations are growing, especially in the health services and education sectors. (2)  Nonprofits tend to survive at a much higher rate than traditional small business, at approximately 84% over the first five years (3)  Sound experience in the development and sustainability of a business support the growth of the nonprofit.

 

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

 
DESCRIPTION: Entrepreneurs make excellent R&D specialists because of their knowlege of business, their willingness to take risks, think outside of the box, look at consumer need and innovative ways to meet those needs.

ENGINEERING

 
DESCRIPTION: Because of their creativitiy and ability to craft and design new innovations in their techincal field, many engineers make excellent entrepreneurs with the business background and knowledge.

CONSUMER GOODS

 
DESCRIPTION: Consumer goods run the gamut from make-up to clothes, food to sporting equipment.  If there's a need, and a way to make something better, faster, more efficient, more desirable, there's probably a market.   

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURS: